Wekalet El Ghouri, is an architecturally stunning arts center in El Azhar area in Central Cairo, operating under the Ministry of Culture and the Cultural Development Fund. The main objective of El Gouhri Complex Arts Center is to revive the Egyptian artistic heritage in a new and developed way and to cope with the modern era.\r\n\r\nThe complex gives opportunity for people to know the arts of different civilizations and to open dialogue between Egyptian and world innovators in order to create a new perception of the modern cultural movement.\r\n\r\nMeanwhile, Qubbet El Gouhri has become a hot-spot for organizing cultural events.The original center was built in 1504 A. D by Sultan Qunsuwah El Ghouri.\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-112377 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/02\/20180724_195952.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Qubbet El Gouhri<\/strong><\/p>\r\nThe Sultan was known for his love of flowers, music, poetry and architecture since 1995. The complex hosts various cultural events, mostly Nubian music concerts, Tannoura dance performances, and religious recitals.\r\n\r\nDuring the Mamluk era, wekalet Sultan El Ghouri was one of several trade points. It was known at the time as \u2018wekala\u2019 a place where merchants gathered for trade. Also served as a residence for the merchants and their families.\r\n\r\nSultan Qansuh El-Ghouri was a Mamluk sultan, who had reigned from 1501 to 1516, before dying in a battle against the Ottomans in Syria, which resulted in a complete defeat for the Mamluks; as a result, they lost their prominence in Egypt.\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-112378 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/02\/Gory01.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n<p style="text-align: center;"><strong> Sultan El Ghouri Mosque<\/strong><\/p>\r\nEl-Ghouri spent a fortune on building his complex in Cairo which dates back to 1503 although he was renowned for his cruelty and despotism.\r\n\r\nOn other hand,<a href="https:\/\/www.mysalaam.com\/en\/story\/top-5-must-visit-historical-places-in-cairo\/SALAAM07032018052703"> Wekalet El Ghouri<\/a> has become one of the bustling city's hot-spots for organizing cultural events, the most popular being the bi-weekly traditional El Tannoura dance.\r\n\r\nThis performance is quite similar to the known whirling dervishes; however, this version of the dance incorporates musical instruments and some singing.